After a lot of contemplation on how to approach this challenge put forward by Indiblogger in the form of IndiMarathon – a blogging marathon, I finally decided to take the plunge and create an impact. Knowing fully well that I can never even think of participating in a physical marathon (thanks to my fatty genes), I am sure this is the closest I can come to running a marathon which was one of my things on the list that says – Things To Do Before I Die.
So what it if it is a blogging marathon – a marathon that can be won with fast running fingers on the laptop instead of legs on the ground, a marathon where not my body but my mind will be sweating, a marathon where you will need exact same qualities of stamina, patience, persistence and consistency. And, ofcourse a plan!
Revealing My Plan UpFront
So, being a travel blogger who always dreams of seeing her name in black and white, on a hard copy book – yes, dreams of becoming an author, I decided to attempt writing a travel novella as a part of this marathon. I know it is a generic dreams. Almost every blogger, junior writer, content writer…anyone who has ever got accolades even in a school essay wishes to write. And, then we have success story of Chetan Bhagat to inspire us!
Well, here is my golden chance to atleast attempt at novel writing.
So, ladies and gentlemen, Romans and countrymen lend me your eyes – I present to you my travel story. At this point I don’t know whether it will be a love story or a thriller or a drama or it can even turn around to be a sex comedy taking cue from the moolah earning latest genre in Bollywood and slapstick movies like Mastizaade, and Masti, Grand Masti or whatever degree of masti returns. All I know, for sure is that it will revolve around the theme of travel, a strong protagonist, scenic settings, some roller-coaster ride and an introspective take on this kaleidoscopic journey called life.
Let me introduce you to my main character:
Tanvi, she is 35 year old Punjabi girl based in the heart of Delhi in Rajouri Gardens. She loves to go shopping every weekend which most of the time includes window-shopping ending with recurrent realization that online shopping is way cheaper. Short, round and full of confidence. A JNU pass out in love-hate relationship with academics. Currently, she is working with a corporate as their research analyst and is also frustratingly pursuing her Phd. She is doing it because she wants to do something more in life but has no clue why she is doing it. Tanvi loves to party and drinks only LIIT (Long Island Ice Tea) kyonki baaki kuch jaldi nahi chadta aur kiske pass itna time hai for her Cinderella time is 11pm as this is when her phone will start buzzing – Monster Mummy Calling – her nagging, hyper, loud, control freak, attention seeking mummyji.
Well, the story will continue and I have to complete this in a month. This marathon will end in exactly one month. See, I am not Kyonki saas-bahu type endless writer. I have told you the end date of this soap opera (inspired by Zindagi serials here).
I will need your motivation and lots of support. Do give me your feedback because this is an impromptu story and your opinions, ideas, anecdotes will help me going. Do you have my back in this marathon? Please stay with me.
Read the next chapter here – Chapter 1- Life Loses Navigation